The first table below looks at the demand for Drools skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Drools over the 3 months to 11 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Drools
Rank 522 537 549
Rank change year-on-year
+15 +12
Contract jobs citing Drools 58 33 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.066% 0.063%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.40% 0.24% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 24 16
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£400 £525 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.80% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £454 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £568 £543
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 - £338
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
14595 13940 14582
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.70% 27.81% 25.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 9429 8825 8863
Average daily rate £375 £375 £358
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 217 315 359
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.95 £20.50 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £50.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.55 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-4.14% +7.69%

Drools
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Drools within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

Drools Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Drools
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Drools within the UK.

Drools Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Drools
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Drools within the UK over the 3 months to 11 July 2014.

Drools Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Drools
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Drools within the UK.

Drools Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Drools
Top 9 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Drools within the UK over the 3 months to 11 July 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Scotland - 38 £400 - 1
Edinburgh - 33 £400 - 1
England -21 20 £388 -26.19% 13
London -24 4 £494 -5.95% 8
South East -13 2 - - 2
City of London +12 1 £388 -22.50% 6
East Midlands - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
High Wycombe - - - -

Drools
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Drools also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Drools.

1 100 (90.91%) Java
2 67 (60.91%) JBoss
3 47 (42.73%) Spring
4 42 (38.18%) SOA
5 40 (36.36%) Java EE
6 39 (35.45%) Hibernate
7 37 (33.64%) XML
8 35 (31.82%) jBPM
8 35 (31.82%) BPMN
9 33 (30.00%) Web Services
10 30 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
11 28 (25.45%) SQL
12 27 (24.55%) XSLT
13 26 (23.64%) Continuous Integration
14 22 (20.00%) Maven
14 22 (20.00%) Workflow
15 21 (19.09%) J2EE
15 21 (19.09%) Eclipse
16 20 (18.18%) TDD
17 19 (17.27%) Finance
17 19 (17.27%) Oracle
18 16 (14.55%) Performance Monitoring
19 13 (11.82%) Banking
19 13 (11.82%) JRules
20 12 (10.91%) Investment Banking
20 12 (10.91%) Scrum
21 11 (10.00%) PL/SQL
22 10 (9.09%) JavaScript
22 10 (9.09%) Linux
22 10 (9.09%) Red Hat

Drools
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Drools also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Drools. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (1.82%) TIBCO EMS
1 2 (1.82%) Alfresco
1 2 (1.82%) Mule
1 2 (1.82%) Liferay
1 2 (1.82%) Apache Solr
1 2 (1.82%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.91%) Oracle Workflow
2 1 (0.91%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (1.82%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.82%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.91%) BusinessWorks
2 1 (0.91%) Cordys
Communications & Networking
1 6 (5.45%) DSL
2 4 (3.64%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (7.27%) Oracle Database
2 3 (2.73%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.73%) MongoDB
3 2 (1.82%) Relational Database
3 2 (1.82%) MySQL
4 1 (0.91%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.91%) DB2
4 1 (0.91%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 22 (20.00%) Maven
2 21 (19.09%) Eclipse
3 10 (9.09%) Selenium
4 7 (6.36%) Subversion
5 6 (5.45%) JUnit
6 3 (2.73%) Ant
6 3 (2.73%) JIRA
6 3 (2.73%) TeamCity
6 3 (2.73%) SoapUI
6 3 (2.73%) Jenkins
7 2 (1.82%) Hudson
7 2 (1.82%) Oracle APEX
8 1 (0.91%) FitNesse
8 1 (0.91%) Apache Continuum
8 1 (0.91%) Mockito
8 1 (0.91%) Hamcrest
8 1 (0.91%) Cucumber
General
1 19 (17.27%) Finance
2 13 (11.82%) Banking
3 12 (10.91%) Investment Banking
4 2 (1.82%) Front Office
4 2 (1.82%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 77 (70.00%) Developer
2 61 (55.45%) Java Developer
3 15 (13.64%) Analyst
4 9 (8.18%) Test Analyst
5 6 (5.45%) Systems Analyst
5 6 (5.45%) Senior Developer
6 5 (4.55%) Architect
7 3 (2.73%) Senior Java Developer
7 3 (2.73%) Solutions Architect
8 2 (1.82%) Automation Analyst
8 2 (1.82%) Designer
8 2 (1.82%) Agile Test Analyst
8 2 (1.82%) Technical Leader
8 2 (1.82%) Senior Test Analyst
8 2 (1.82%) Team Leader
8 2 (1.82%) Software Designer
8 2 (1.82%) Automation Test Analyst
8 2 (1.82%) Java Architect
8 2 (1.82%) Java Team Leader
8 2 (1.82%) Java/J2EE Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (42.73%) Spring
2 40 (36.36%) Java EE
3 39 (35.45%) Hibernate
4 37 (33.64%) XML
5 35 (31.82%) jBPM
6 33 (30.00%) Web Services
7 27 (24.55%) XSLT
8 21 (19.09%) J2EE
9 13 (11.82%) JRules
10 9 (8.18%) ActiveMQ
10 9 (8.18%) JMS
10 9 (8.18%) Apache Camel
11 8 (7.27%) HTML
11 8 (7.27%) JSON
12 7 (6.36%) SOAP
12 7 (6.36%) JAXB
12 7 (6.36%) DOM
13 6 (5.45%) Java SE
13 6 (5.45%) FpML
13 6 (5.45%) HornetQ
Miscellaneous
1 8 (7.27%) Derivative
2 6 (5.45%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 6 (5.45%) Reference Data
3 5 (4.55%) Open Source
4 4 (3.64%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (2.73%) Artificial Intelligence
5 3 (2.73%) Ontologies
6 2 (1.82%) GIS
7 1 (0.91%) Fixed Income
7 1 (0.91%) Equity Derivative
7 1 (0.91%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 10 (9.09%) Linux
2 5 (4.55%) UNIX
3 4 (3.64%) Windows
4 2 (1.82%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (1.82%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (38.18%) SOA
2 35 (31.82%) BPMN
3 30 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
4 26 (23.64%) Continuous Integration
5 22 (20.00%) Workflow
6 20 (18.18%) TDD
7 16 (14.55%) Performance Monitoring
8 12 (10.91%) Scrum
9 10 (9.09%) Project Management
10 9 (8.18%) OO
10 9 (8.18%) Test Automation
11 8 (7.27%) Requirements Analysis
12 7 (6.36%) Unit Testing
12 7 (6.36%) Data Modelling
12 7 (6.36%) MVC
12 7 (6.36%) Waterfall
13 6 (5.45%) Business Transformation
13 6 (5.45%) ETL
13 6 (5.45%) Performance Testing
13 6 (5.45%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 100 (90.91%) Java
2 28 (25.45%) SQL
3 11 (10.00%) PL/SQL
4 10 (9.09%) JavaScript
5 6 (5.45%) XPath
6 4 (3.64%) C
7 2 (1.82%) C#
7 2 (1.82%) C++
7 2 (1.82%) Perl
7 2 (1.82%) Python
7 2 (1.82%) Shell Script
7 2 (1.82%) Ruby
8 1 (0.91%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.91%) Scala
Qualifications
1 4 (3.64%) Security Cleared
2 2 (1.82%) DV Cleared
2 2 (1.82%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (1.82%) Degree
3 1 (0.91%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.45%) QA
2 1 (0.91%) SLA
Vendors
1 67 (60.91%) JBoss
2 19 (17.27%) Oracle
3 10 (9.09%) Red Hat
4 4 (3.64%) Sybase
5 2 (1.82%) Microsoft
5 2 (1.82%) Software AG
5 2 (1.82%) TIBCO
6 1 (0.91%) Google
6 1 (0.91%) Pega
6 1 (0.91%) ILOG
6 1 (0.91%) Intel
6 1 (0.91%) IBM
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